Activities in Cape May

Cape May Bird Observatory

Location The Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive
Cape May Point, NJ 08212

*Open year-round; hours vary seasonally. View current hours

Center for Research and Education
Office space with easy self-guided trails on the grounds. Building closed to the public.
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

For more information 609-400-3868

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Founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon, CMBO is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities. New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization.

Cape May Bird Observatory

The Cape May Bird Observatory offers a variety of programs you can enjoy during your stay in Cape May.

CMBO Weekly Walks: CMBO’s Weekly Walks are regularly scheduled programs and activities, led by our stellar Associate Naturalists and professional staff, that take place at all the best birding and natural history locations around Cape May. These walks change throughout the year, focusing on the best of each season, whether that is breeding hotspots, winter visitors, or the spectacle of migration.

CMBO Special Field Trips: Cape May Bird Observatory’s Special Field Trips offer you a chance to experience the natural wonders of the Cape May area alongside our Associate Naturalists. These outings take our weekly walks a step further, with extended opportunities for viewing birds and other wildlife. They are single day events (two – six hours in length) that target famous local hotspots and are timed to capture diversity and abundance during the breeding, migratory, and winter seasons.

School of Birding: These workshops are a fun and the attentive way to visit one of the best birding and natural history places on the planet. From our cadre of in-depth birding excursions to a celebration of butterflies, dragonflies, and all things wild, you’re sure to find an offering that catches your eye. All of our workshops are led by experts in their field: world-class birders and naturalists that have often written the guides we all rely on. Our intimate approach to enjoyment and teaching will provide the opportunity and information you need to grow in understanding and appreciation.